For more than 40 years, Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby has served as senior pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church, Kentucky’s largest African American church. He is the 13th president of Simmons College of Kentucky, where he led the college to reclaim its original campus and expand. Cosby uncovered the rich history of Simmons, which was established by former slaves, and in 2014, Simmons was recognized as a Historically Black College & University. Cosby convened The Angela Project, named after the first enslaved person to step off the slave ship in Jamestown. He was inducted into the Gallery of Great Black Kentuckians at the state capitol, and at the request of Muhammad Ali, he served as a eulogist at his funeral.

Rev. Dr. Cosby’s book, Getting to the Promised Land, is available for purchase at our virtual bookstore.

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